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What to do if i stepped on a small metal nail, what should i do?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
See below: 1st is your tetanus up to date, if not see a doctor for a tetanus booster. Wash the area well with soap and water. If a puncture site can be seen, scrub it well. Apply antiseptic and bandaid. If you feel that there is any metal in the foot then see a doctor. Watch for redness and swelling, since this will indicate start of infection.
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